Lai’s directions seen as response to comments by President Tsai
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Former Premier William Lai (賴清德) presented his “Three Realistic Directions” for Taiwan on Facebook recently, apparently as a response to President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) “Three Preconditions.”
Both registered for the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) primaries during the past week. A five-member committee formed by the party to resolve the candidacies met for the first time Saturday, reports said.
In his Facebook post, Lai explained that he saw the term “Taiwan Independence” as an abbreviation of “Taiwan is already independent,” “Taiwan should be its own master and protect democracy.”
As a “realistic worker for Taiwan Independence,” the former premier named three elements of his realism. [FULL STORY]